And now, without further ado, here are some amazing Yusaka Kamekura posters. Kamekura was one of the pioneers of Japanese graphic design. He was at the forefront in promoting graphic design as an essential factor of modern society, culture, and art.
Anti-Olympics/anti-gentrification poster from Sydney in the late 90′s. The Sydney 2000 Olympics ushered in an intensification of rent-hikes, social cleansing of inner-city suburbs, and the further militarisation of the NSW police force.
“Women, despite their gold medal athleticism, are still objectified, sexualized, and defined by how attractive they are, not by their athletic prowess.”
In 2012, Wendy Fox created a poster depicting all the women who took home gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics. Now she’s ready to do it again, with a poster and a book dedicated to the amazing women who win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The illustrations will depict each athlete in uniform, arranged by height, with information about their sport, country, name, basic measurements, and the event for which they took home the gold.
Fox hopes these images will provide positive role models for young women, encourage funding and recognition for women in sports, celebrate physical and cultural diversity, and promote physical health and an active lifestyle. “There is way too much media emphasis on what the female body looks like,” she says. “I want this project to celebrate what the female body can do. I would love for girls to look at this project and discover a sport that’s for them, especially a sport that they didn’t know existed, and for them to make a conscious shift in what their bodies are capable of.”
Help her bring this timely and uplifing project to life here.